Posted tagged ‘Smithsonian Folkways’

Lone Star Trail: Dave Frederickson

January 9, 2012

Cowboy Songs on Folkways is the source for this song. The album was released in 1991.

Spirits of the Revolution: Larry Estridge

November 21, 2011

Both songs today are from the Smithsonian-Folkways album Classic Protest Songs.

You know I am a huge admirer of Smithsonian-Folkways and am ever thankful for the music they have preserved for all of us. Drop by their web site and check out the catalog. I guarantee you will be totally impressed by the breath aznd depth of their music.

Cluck Old Hen: Doc Watson and Clarence Ashley

October 14, 2011

This is from the Smithsonian Folkways album Original Folkways Recordings of Doc Watson and Clarence Ashley, 1960-1962

Wabash Cannonball: Doc Watson

August 18, 2011

This is from a 2006 Smithsonian Folkways release called Classic Railroad Songs.

Walking in Jerusalem (Just Like John): The Country Gentlemen

August 11, 2011

I don’t know why, but I was in the mood for a bit of gospel. This is from Classic Southern Gospel released by Smithsonian-Folkways.

Saint James Infirmary: Snooks Eaglin

August 8, 2011

Today is Smithsonian Folkways day. I haven’t had one for a while, and I was feeling guilty. Both of today’s songs are from a great album called Classic Sounds of New Orleans. You don’t have to buy the whole album; you can just download a song if you’ve a mind to. I find rooting around in the Smithsonian Folkways site always nets me a surprise. Give it a try!

One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer: Snooks Eaglin

June 25, 2011